I'm an actor and the friend I saw it with is a musician. I don't think the director, writers, or editor knew what exactly they wanted this film to be. It is attempting to be all of these, without ever succeeding.We both love music and I'll be right there cheering anything that heralds the transformative power of art. Is it three stories (of prodigy, mother, and father) which we watch simultaneously and see them drawn together? The primary problem is the script, which perhaps (to give screenwriters credit) was edited severely. We don't see the magical night Lila and Louis spend together, we merely here her say "It was the best night of my life." We see no backstory on Evan/August's life at this orphanage--we're just made to believe that his educational and social development was put on hold for 11 years. Strange that an orphanage that lacking could afford to dress him so well. Nothing had changed for him, nothing had changed with his parents to "draw" him to them. I don't want to give anything away, in case for some insane reason you want to see it, so I'll only go into the story problems in the first 15 minutes.Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him - he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human.
its a truly brilliant movie especially when you pay attention to the soundtrack.
the words in the movie are brilliant, especially Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls and and Angel by Sarah Mclachlan.
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The Comnenian emperors in the twelfth century consistently sought to associate their images with Basil.The actors were trying their hearts out--except Robin Williams, whom I normally love but found false and unsatisfying--and in some cases were able to overcome the material and give fairly good performances(Terence Howard, Kerri Russell).Freddie Highmore is cute, but is really called upon to do little more than look glowingly happy while playing music and sad while thinking about his parents.Probably the two most brilliant movie songs that i have heard and they match this movie so fittingly.The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. I was actually angered by the quality of this film.Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. The basic premise, as some have commented, has potential.